Gotta Get Down on Friday

Gotta Get Down on Friday

Unless “dusty, broke-down and fugly” is the name of some hot new design trend that I’m not aware of, these desks needed makeovers. It’s so fun to get submissions of really similar items and then see how different they turn out.

This first desk is from Jessica at My World Made By Hand, a $17 online find, looking classy in black and silver handles.  How did she find a perfectly matching handle for the one that was missing?  It was hiding in the drawer all along.  Lucky duck.  She is probably still icing down her trigger finger, because she painted this entire thing with spray paint!

And a black and white beauty from Kammy at Kammy’s Korner.   She picked this thing up for $5 at a yard sale!  Isn’t the stencil great?  I think it’s a stencil, she didn’t say. But high-fives to her if it’s hand painted.

Have a great weekend friends!



  1. July 2, 2011 / 12:05 AM

    Le Gasp!! Love them both! So much!

  2. July 2, 2011 / 1:52 AM

    Those desks match my bedroom set. I’m thinking of just leaving the wood dark and painting the hardware. Hmm! I have to admit I’m a bit lazy now and have other projects to do first. I’m going to spraypaint all my odd white shelves and stuff to go on my walls. I have a huge collection now.

  3. July 2, 2011 / 1:54 AM

    Gorgeous! and very inspiring! I have an old fugly desk…maybe I could turn it into an after!


  4. July 2, 2011 / 3:28 AM


    Fabulous! I love, love, love them!

  5. July 3, 2011 / 3:50 AM

    At first glance, I thought it was the same desk that had been done and then redone. Great job on both of them.

  6. July 3, 2011 / 1:33 PM

    Great jobs- Both of them!

  7. July 3, 2011 / 8:28 PM

    Oh my goodness, AMAZING! What a great blog you have!
    -Jessica & Holly

  8. July 4, 2011 / 1:28 AM

    Just found your site from BirdHouse. I love the idea of everything being about befores and afters. Ironically, I too love befores and afters and just decided to start “Metamorphosis Mondays” on my blog. The first one will go live tomorrow. Great minds think alike!

    Another interesting thing about your blog is that you’re featuring a lot of projects that I haven’t seen somewhere else, so that’s cool. I’m your newest follower!

  9. July 5, 2011 / 1:17 PM

    Hi – new follower and can I just say I love LURVE your blog.

    Gorgeous desks!

    Hopefully some of this creativity rubs off on me all the way down here in Melbourne!


  10. July 5, 2011 / 3:37 PM

    I LOVE the desks, but I must say you are slightly devious to get that song stuck back in my head! Yes, I caught that, grrrrrrr.

  11. July 5, 2011 / 5:58 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the re-invention. Maybe I could turn my old boring desk into something exciting…thanks for the inspiration!


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